‘We love it!’: Johnston Services hail landmark Iveco concrete mixer
By Kyle Lindsay
Monday, January 20, 2014 - 09:00
Johnston Services have bagged the UK’s first concrete mixer to be built on Iveco’s new Trakker Hi-Land 8×4 chassis.
Delivered by Hendy Van and Truck, the Trakker Hi-Land AT340T41B becomes the second Iveco to join the Southampton-based company’s five-strong mixer fleet.
It will be used to deliver loads of concrete and mortar to construction sites as far as Oxford, Weymouth and Brighton.
Johnston specified their latest 32-tonner with an EEV-rated 12.88litre FPT Industrial Cursor 13 engine, capable of producing up to 410hp.
The engine features a fixed-geometry turbo and a waste-gate valve, and guarantees the torque necessary to cope with the most challenging terrain when making deliveries off-road.
Iain Johnston, Director of Johnston Services, said: “We have already got a previous generation Trakker on the fleet which has been excellent on fuel and the drivers love it.
“It was also our first multi-wheeler with an automated transmission and since then we haven’t looked back.”
The new Trakker Hi-Land will be in operation five and a half days per week, including night work, and is expected to clock up to 50,000km per annum.
It will remain on fleet with Johnston Services for at least six years, with all servicing undertaken by Hendy Van and Truck.